Masters courses

Most academic departments offer several masters courses, taught by expert academics and specialists in the department's field. Students build on their undergraduate knowledge and skills and enter great careers after graduation.

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Features of our masters courses

  • MSc and MRes degrees available across a range of disciplines, building on undergraduate studies to give students the knowledge and skills that employers are looking for
  • Independent research project is a major component, alongside lectures that develop students' understanding of key concepts and practical training in research methods
  • Courses can be completed within 12 months, though some masters degrees can be studied part-time or as distance learning courses over a number of years
  • Students given access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, often leading to work being published in peer-reviewed journals


School of Biosciences

Department of Chemistry

School of Mathematics and Statistics

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Department of Psychology

Faculty-based masters courses

Our Science Communication course is taught in partnership with the School of Journalism, Media and Communication.

This collaboration was created to give you expert insights into how scientists communicate their research, and how the media industry informs the public about the latest scientific developments.

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Pathway programme for international students

If you're an international student who does not meet the entry requirements for this course, you have the opportunity to apply for a pre-masters programme in Science and Engineering at the University of Sheffield International College. This course is designed to develop your English language and academic skills. Upon successful completion, you can progress to degree level study at the University of Sheffield.

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International scholarships

We offer a generous package of financial support for international students, including undergraduate and postgraduate taught scholarships towards the annual tuition fee. Applications are open for existing offer holders.